Uniting youth through drama
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
In this week edition of your Youth Matters, we bring to the limelight the Basse ‘Yitereh Gambia’ drama group, which comprises of young talented boys and girls who are mainly students’. The drama group since inception has earned itself respect with two audio tapes already release.
These reporters visited their training ground at Basse Malick Junction to see for themselves what they do to get first hand information on the talented actors and actress. There is nothing like performing to inspire development and provide motivation. When working towards a performance your skills and confidence will develop in leaps and bounds; the ‘Yitereh Gambia’ is doing this to entertain people and unite them.
Speaking to this column, Malado Jallow, president of the drama group said the drama group dubbed “Yitereh Gambia”, meaning in fula language “Eye of The Gambia” was formed ten months ago by young talented actors and actress in Basse in order to promote drama in the region and the country at large, as most drama movies watched in the country are from outside.
According to her, they have within ten months register remarkable achievements and has being able to release two cassettes and currently they have acted another two, which according to her are yet to be release due to financial constraints.
She explained that the members of the drama group contributed in their own ways to release the first two cassettes, adding that most of them are going to school and now it has been very difficult for them to release the others, due to the lack of enough resources. She said they have 21 members in the group, and their aims and objectives are among other things to educate, entertain, and inform the masses.
She describes the members as very committed and hardworking, nothing that the actors and actresses love what they are doing. “Our problem is finance and we really need support to accomplish what we are doing”. She stated. She finally appealed to the Gambian leader, government, institutions, and individuals to support them in any form in order to release their new tapes.
For his part, Alieu Barry alias ‘Sarsan’, coordinator of the group hailed the members for their commitment and hard work, noting that they need support to release other tapes. Anyone willing to support this promising actors and actress can contact them on 7169287 0r this Columnist.
Author: Alieu Ceesay & Momodou Jawo in Basse, URR